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The Boating Life - March 2013

Fellow Boaters -

This issue we start our "Kiddos on the Water" photo contest so here is one of my daughters from a few years ago.  Maddison my oldest is now a Junior in college and Carson a Senior in high school.

Boating has always been a part of our family's life, actually for several generations.  I can't wait to see some of your family boating pictures.

Maddison and Carson with our lab.  I can't believe how quickly my girls grew up, seems like this picture was taken only yesterday... So many great memories!

This month, we have a fantastic newsletter for you.

  • The Award Winning Sea Ray 370 Venture, the first and only outboard 37' cruiser on the market.  See what has to say about it.


  • Kick off month of our "Kiddos on the Water" photo contest with several of our Hall Marine staff's photos of their kids over the years.


  • You have several In-Water Boat Shows over the next few weeks.  And with the Manufacture rebates ending soon, now if an amazing time to save on a new boat or pontoon.  Be sure to check out the Calendar of Events below.


  • With the weather warming up, its about time to take down the camper canvas and store for the summer.  You'll get '5 Tips' to keep your canvas and isinglass in great shape for next season.

  • And of course, we start with a little boating fun...

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2013 Sea Ray
270SLX w/
New Quiet Ride Technology

2013 Sea Ray
220 SunDeck
Rebate Expires
March 18th

2013 Harris
220 Cruiser
Carolina Edition
Tri-Toon w/ 150HP
Rebate Expires Soon

Boston Whaler
210 Montauk

2013 Harris 250 Grand Mariner Tri-Toon w/ 225HP
Rebate Expires Soon

2013 Sea Ray
205 Sport
Best Selling 21'
Bow Rider
Rebate Expires
March 18th

2012 Sea Ray
470 SunDancer
Rebate Expires
March 18th

2011 Sea Ray
540 SunDancer

2013 Meridian
541 Sedan Bridge

2011 Sea Ray
580 SunDancer

2013 Sea Ray
410 SunDancer
Rebates End
March 18th

2012 Meridian
341 Sedan Bridge

2012 Meridian
391 Sedan Bridge

2013 Sea Ray
New Quiet
Ride Technology Rebates End Soon

2013 Sea Ray
220 SunDeck
Rebate Ends
March 18th

2013 Harris
240 Cruiser
Rebate Ends Soon

Pre-Owned & Brokerage
Boats for Sale

2008 Sea Ray
185 Sport

2008 Sea Ray
205 Sport w/
Wake Board Tower

2005 Sea Ray
200 Select W/
Wake Board Tower

2006 Sea Ray
380 SunDancer
199,000 or

2004 Sea Ray
280 SunDancer
64,995 or

2010 Sea Ray
185 Sport w/ Trailer

2009 Sea Ray
240 SunDeck

A Little Boating Fun


Skipper's Corner - New 37' Outboard Cruiser
Award Winning Sea Ray 370 Venture

That's right, a 37' Cruiser with twin outboards.  We will be receiving ours any day now and can't wait.  It'll be kept at our Hall Marine Yacht Center in Charleston.

This is the quietest cruiser you'll every ride on and has incredible handling.  We were fortunate to run one while in Knoxville at the Dealer Meeting just a few months ago.

The Venture is receiving rave reviews, check out the review by clicking on the image below.

sea ray 370 venture
Click to View Video Review: New Sea Ray 370 Venture, the first twin powered outboard cruiser that has been winning design awards left and right!

As I mentioned, we have our 370 Venture coming any day now.  If you're interested in learning more about the 2013 Sea Ray 370 Venture we have available, contact your Boat Specialist.

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Don't waste time emailing everyone who wants to know "How many hours", waiting on the docks for buyers who don't show up or messing with paperwork and hoping the cashier's check is good.

Give your Hall Marine sales person a call to learn how they can handle everything for you and sell your boat quicker and easier.


Service Tip of the Month - How to Care for and Store Your Camper Canvas & Isinglass

Well, the weather is warming up which means its about time to take down your camper canvas and store for the summer.  With those big bulky pieces of canvas and isinglass, sometimes you just want to remove it and shove it in the storage bag so you get on with your summer boating.

Follow these 5 easy tips to keep the canvas and isinglass looking like new for a long, long time.

  • Clean and polish the clear isinglass on both sides before storing for the summer.  Use a marine grade "Clear Plastic Polish" with UV protectant to help reduce the yellowing over time.  Be carefull which cleanering products you use, not all are suitable for use on isinglass and can scratch or cause discoloration.


  • Adding a protectant to the canvas may also be a good idea depending on the age of your canvas. Be sure to avoid spraying on isinglass sections. See canvas manufacture reccomendations for waterproff protectant suggestions.

  • Once all canvas sections are removed, lubericate the snaps and zippers.  Some boaters use chapstick others a marine grade snap and zipper lube.  Avoid getting on the canvas or isinglass.

  • Hang from a wall in your basement or garage that is dry.  You can buy the snap screws from our service department.  Just screw into the wall and layer each section.  It's a great space saver and avoids wrinkles and creases.

  • If you don't have a wall to use, roll each section in a soft cloth.  Then, store in a dry location.  Be sure to avoid any bends or folds in the isinglass.

There you go, then after a great summer of boating fun, your isinglass and camper canvas will be ready for another fall & winter. 

Hall Marine Service Department - 

Meet Hall Marine Columbia Team Member -
Lauren Bouknight
Goat farmer, Chicken Rancher, Bunny Raiser, Animal Lover and our Go To Person at Hall Marine Columbia are just some of the ways to discribe Lauren.

She's been helping provide boaters a fun and enjoyable experience since 2008, doing whatever needs done from assisting our Boat Specialists, pitching in for the Manager, Mark Murff, updating FaceBook & Twitter to  bringing fresh eggs in for the guys in service.

Lauren and her new husband Bryan enjoying time boating on Lake Murray in Columbia.

This picture sums up Lauren best, laid back, fun, country and almost always with a smile on her face.

If you're calling the Columbia location, you'll probably hear her smiling voice on the other end of the line.  Be sure to say 'Hi, I saw you in the newsletter!'.

Hall Marine Photo Contest - Kiddos on the Water

It's so easy to find a big smile on a kids face when they're on a boat having fun.

And, they may just be a little silly too! 

Avery was on a boat at 6 months old.  You're never too young to become a Boater!

Hitting the tube, Trey is ready to "Hit it" 

If you've ever taught a kid to ski or wake board, you'll love this series of pictures

Hold On, Hold On, Hold On, Hold On...

The smile on your kids face and your pure joy is one reason why so many families invest in the boating lifestyle

Larry Bunch our Skipper at Hall Marine Lake Wylie with his family.  With 2 of his 3 daughters in college, he cherishes time on the water with the whole family because they grow up so quick.

Our Vice President of Sales, Rick Neal's son, Tyler many years ago on the popular Ski Ray, Sea Ray's inboard tow boat.

Our Skipper at Hall Marine Lake Norman's oldest girl 'driving' a Sea Ray at The Discovery Place Kids near Lake Norman.  The boat was donated by Hall Marine a few years ago and the kids LOVE IT!

If you have any fun pics of your kids boating, doing water sports or just plain having fun, email them to your Boat Specialist.  Or,

Hall Marine Calendar of Events
Savannah Boat Show
March 1st to 3rd
Savannah Convention Center

Lake Wylie In-Water Boat Show
March 8th to 10th

Hall Marine Lake Wylie & Lake Wylie Marina

Greenville SC - Parking Lot Boat Show
March 13th & 17th

Greenville Costco

Columbia SC In-Water Boat Show
March 15th & 16th

Light House Marina

Lake Norman In-Water Boat Show
March 22nd to 24th

Peninsulia Yacht Club

Columbia SC - Palmetto Sportsman Show Classic
March 22nd to 24th

SC State Fair

Savannah GA - In-Water Boat Show
March 22nd to 24th

Savannah Bend Marina

Greenville SC - In-Water Boat Show
April 12th & 13th

Lake Keowee Marina

Charleston SC - In-Water Boat Show
April 12 to 14th
Daniel Island's Waterfront Park, where River Landing Dr meets the Wando River

Charlotte Power Squadron - Boating Safety Course
Saturday, April 13th
Hall Marine Lake Wylie & Lake Wylie Marina

Charlotte Power Squadron - Boating Safety Course
Saturday, May 11th
Hall Marine Lake Wylie & Lake Wylie Marina

Well, that does it for another edition of The Boating Life.  I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did putting it together for you.  Be sure to send in your family boating photos with the kids of all ages, we can't wait to see them!

As the weather warms up and you think about owning a new boat for this summer, be sure to call me about the manufacture rebates that are ending soon.  Join the over 110 boaters who purchased a new boat and took advantage of all the savings already this season.

As always, if there is any way we can be of service, give me a call or drop me an email. 

Jeff Hall
Boat Specialist



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Lake Wylie, SC 29710
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